Programme - Berlinale Co-Production Market
The programme of the Berlinale Co-Production Market is thoroughly tailored for its professional audience: producers and financiers from all over the world with different backgrounds of experience, but like-minded interests. The programme structure takes into account that each participant has their own busy agenda during the Berlinale, with different amounts of time available for attending the event.
To get an approximate overview of the programme structure, you can download the preliminary programme of the Berlinale Co-Production Market 2018. Please note that the Berlinale Co-production Market 2018 starts one day earlier in the festival than in previous years: on Saturday, February 17, and lasts till Wednesday, February 21.
Please note that you must register in advance to participate in the Berlinale Co-Production Market. For details, please see Participation
In addition to the pre-scheduled meetings with the selected projects, companies, and film funds, which the registered participants can request in January, they can choose from a variety of programme offers.
Case Studies on selected Berlinale films explore possibilities in financing and current trends in the field of international co-production.
Theme Talks and panels:
Theme Talks and panels on current production, financing and technical matters offer a chance to exchange ideas with experts and other participants in a relaxed discussion.
At the Country Sessions, experts provide information about production conditions and co-production opportunities in ”their” country in a concise, moderated interview.
At Speed Matching sessions, participating producers can develop new contacts during informal five-minute meetings.
Books at Berlinale:
Launched in 2006, Books at Berlinale, organised in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair, is the world’s first market for literary adaptations at an A-festival. International publishers and literary agents present ten pre-selected novels with promising potential for literary adaptation, to interested international producers in a moderated pitching and networking event on the third day of the Berlinale Co-Production Market.
New location, new date from 2017: on the last day of the Berlinale Co-Production Market, approx. seven international TV series projects that are looking for partners are presented. Participants can also schedule meetings with these projects on that day. The third CoPro Series Pitching and Networking took place on February 15 at the Zoo Palast cinema.
Lunches & Cocktails:
There is also a number of additional informal networking opportunities at the Berlinale Co-Production Market: lunches and cocktails offer participants further chances to meet and exchange ideas in a relaxed environment.